Individual renal function based on 99mtc dimercaptosuccinic acid uptake corrected for renal size

Montserrat Estorch, Gustavo Torres, Valle Camacho, Ana Tembl, Lourdes Prat, Esther Mena, Albert Flotats, Ignasi Carrió

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Decreased relative 99mTc dimercaptosuccinic acid (99mTc-DMSA) uptake can be a consequence of abnormal kidney size, associated with normal or impaired function. When there is a small kidney, relative 99mTc-DMSA uptake is decreased, and it is sometimes difficult to distinguish a small, normal kidney from a hypofunctioning kidney. Here, relative renal function was studied by quantifying the relative 99mTc-DMSA uptake corrected for renal size (RCU). © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-170
JournalNuclear Medicine Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


  • 99m Tc-DMSA
  • Relative renal function
  • Renal size
  • Small normal kidney

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